School Blog

Le Hérisson School blog is full of relevant news and details of upcoming events both at school and within the broader Le Hérisson community.

In Le Hérisson ‘Book Nook’ category you will find both French and English stories that you might like to read together at home. Reading to or with your child is one of the most important ways you can help support their learning.

In our Knowledge section we cover topics including vaccinations, physical activity and screen time guidance.

Specific information relating to your child and their class activities will be communicated separately and securely by your child’s teacher or via their secure Class Blog. If you are a parent of a child at Le Hérisson school you can access their class blog via the link in our Parents Zone.

If there is an interesting topic you would like us to cover in our school blog please email us at the school office.

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How do you explain Coronavirus to young children?

Younger children understand a lot more than parents might imagine about coronavirus. Talking with them about the virus will not only help you understand what they know but also give you the opportunity to dispel any myths, helping to prevent further anxieties down the line. We thought these two free publications were particularly helpful in […]

Le Hérisson joins the French Chamber of Great Britain

We are delighted to announce that we have recently become members of the French Chamber of Great Britain. We will be utilising the membership to strengthen our links within the French community and our bilingual learning stream will benefit from the relationship as we share our best practice learning at the Chambers regular forums. Additionally, […]

Reminder – Le Hérisson last day of term Friday 20th December at Midday (12.00)

Le Hérisson closes on Friday 20th December at midday (1200).  School starts again on Monday 6th January 2020. We hope you all have a fantastic holiday and safe trips to visit family and friends. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Charity Bake Sale at Le Hérisson French and English Bilingual Nursery Raises £137 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.

Many thanks to all our children for baking and buying cakes to raise these much needed funds. Shooting Star Hospices provide vital support for children and their families. Please read the attached letter from Shooting Star which explains how money raised is used to help make every moment count for very poorly children and their families. Le […]

Le Hérisson School Reading Recommendation – Barry the Fish with Fingers

Barry The Fish With FingersBy Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. Fish come from all over the ocean to see Puffy the Puffer Fish’s amazing bubbles. They’ve never seen anything quite so amazing, that is until Barry, a fish with fingers, arrives on the scene. We hope you enjoy reading this book together! Reading is one […]

French is the best language to study for future job opportunities

The Telegraph published an interesting article last week, (November 6th, 2019) on the top languages to learn and the benefits of multilingualism. We were absolutely delighted to read that French is the most sought after language for graduates with 54 per cent of employers saying that the language is useful to their business. The article […]

Reminder – Half-term Monday 21st October – Friday 1st November

We hope you enjoy the break and have fun carving pumpkins and dressing up for Halloween.

Tall tail’s, baking for charity, wet adventures and spooky parties!

October is always a busy month at Le Hérisson bilingual nursery and preschool. We have been visited by local author Cate Douglas who read to all the children from her book, Poppy’s Tail. We’ve all enjoyed having our school photo taken and we’ve raised money for local charities including Shooting Stars Childrens Hospice at our […]

New physical activity guidelines introduced in the UK

New physical activity guidelines were introduced in the UK in September 2019. They emphasise the importance of regular physical activity for people of all ages. Here is a summary of the guidelines relating to the physical activity levels suggested for Early Years health. You can download a copy of the full report here. Infants (less than 1 year): Infants should be physically active several times every day in a variety of ways, including interactive floor-based activity, e.g. crawling For infants not yet mobile, this includes at least 30 minutes […]

Reading Recommendation – Wolf are you there?

Wolf are you there?By Sylvie Auzary-Luton. This book supports the popular French song, “Let’s walk in the woods, while the wolf is not there …” A group of children go for a walk in the woods, singing and teasing the Wolf . This classic french book has lots of amusing illustrations. Enjoy reading or singing […]

Reading Recommendation – Ten Things I Can Do To Help My World

Ten Things I Can Do To Help My WorldBy Melanie Walsh. A beautifully simple book for small children to encourage an understanding of conservation. Ideas include walking to school, turning off lights when leaving a room and feeding the birds in winter.

Le Hérisson School Reading Recommendation – Another Kiss!

Another Kiss!By Amy Hest, Pascale Jusforgues (Translator) Anita Jeram (Illustrator).On a dark stormy night, Mother Bear is about to put her little Sam to bed. “Are you ready?” She asks him. But Sam does not want to sleep. It looks like he’s waiting for something…But what?

Welcome to Le Hérisson School Autumn Term 2019!

We hope you have enjoyed the summer holidays, creating many happy memories with your little ones. We are looking forward to hearing all about their adventures! Over the school year we will continue to keep you updated on activities at the school via our blog. You can also securely access details of your Childs class […]

Last day of term!

Don’t forget that Le Hérisson School closes for the summer holiday at midday today. We wish all of this years leavers good luck in their new schools. We look forward to hearing all about our families summer holidays when we return on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

Screen time and Social Media

We know from talking to parents that many of you are concerned about the amount of time children spend on phones and other devices. We hope the attached information will be of use to you. It gives advice on screen time and social media use, including sleep, education, safety, family time, sharing information and exercise. Download a copy […]

Showcasing our Children’s learning

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us last week for our family morning breakfast. The children really enjoy the opportunity to have Croissants, Jam and Juice with their family. There has been great excitement in the classes as we saw our caterpillars transform. Such a fantastic learning journey to watch the insects […]

This half term has flown by!

Our children have enjoyed bustin’ some moves to celebrate World Dance Day, visiting the fabulous Wetlands Centre in Barnes and, since the end of April we have been nurturing some butterfly eggs! The caterpillars are now in their chrysalis and the children cannot wait to see the butterflies appear. In May the whole school took […]

Summer Lunch Menu Details Available Here

At Le Hérisson we put together a bespoke lunch menu for our children with our award winning catering provider, Little Tums. The meals provided are healthy, balanced, nutritious and specifically tailored for children of early years school age. Our latest summer lunch menu is now available. Le Hérisson Summer Lunch Menu.

End of term reminder

Le Hérisson School will finish at the usual time on Friday April 5th.  We hope you all enjoy the Easter break. We look forward to hearing all about our Children’s holiday adventures when they return to Le Hérisson school on Tuesday April 23rd.

Outdoor learning and experiential adventures

A busy final week of activities is taking place across the school. To support the children’s learning in their English class they have visited Hammersmith Library. If you haven’t already joined the library it is worth taking a visit this Easter holiday. As well as having an amazing collection of books you can read or […]

Brush, Brush, Brush!

It is never too early to introduce your child to brushing their teeth. Brushing Teeth is an important life skill and the sooner children are introduced to the concept the easier it is for them to learn. At Le Hérisson we will be running a workshop on 20th March for the children in our Moyenne and Grande classes to encourage […]

Well, what a difference a couple of weeks make!

Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed the holiday. The days are getting longer, the spring bulbs are poking up and the sun is back….for a few days at least. In class we are looking forward to hearing about all the wonderful activities our children enjoyed during the break. We have a busy term ahead with […]

Reminder – School term starts on Monday 25th February

We hope you have a great half term and look forward to seeing you all again on the 25th February.

Le Hérisson School Display Boards 2018

In our Gallery you will see examples of our classroom display boards. The Gallery showcases some of the hard work produced by our children and staff. What a busy first term we have had!

Hot of the Press! Le Hérisson School 2018 Ofsted rating “GOOD”.

Prior to Christmas we were visited by Ofsted and following their detailed and thorough inspection we are delighted to announce that Le Hérisson School is rated as a ‘GOOD” Provider. Many thanks to all our staff who worked tirelessly to ensure the inspection ran smoothly. You can read the full report using the link below. Le Hérisson School […]

Welcome to our first blog for 2019!

We hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday. All our children had an amazing Autumn term and we are very proud of everyone’s achievements. During January we will be continuing our celebrations of world religions and our staff have been incredibly busy planning both in-class activities and exciting off-site adventures to make our children’s learning fun. […]

Ho! Ho! Holidays!

Dazzling lights, the unmistakable smells of chestnuts roasting, wine mulling and the sounds of Carollers…it must be Christmas! We have had a very enjoyable Autumn term and the children have been exceptional in showcasing their learning. A quick reminder that school closes at Midday on Wednesday 19th December and we will reopen on Thursday 3rd of […]

Le Hérisson School invited to join Independent Schools Association.

We are delighted to announce that Le Hérisson School has been accepted into full Membership of the Independent Schools Association, affiliated to the Independent Schools Council The ISA is passionate about supporting Member schools to make a positive difference to children in their care as is Le Hérisson School. The ISA work with over 500 […]

Le Hérisson Flu Vaccination Information

The NHS is running a “Help Us Help You” campaign from this October and we start this by offering eligible children flu vaccination. A nurse will be visiting Le Hérisson School to give the flu vaccine to children and staff. Further information on the vaccination program together with consent forms have been circulated to parents. […]

Big Bangs, Festival of Lights and Seeing Spots!

Welcome back! We hope you have had a great half term. Just before the holiday you may have noticed our new signage, they are just the start of us brightening up the external school environment for all our children. We will shortly be installing new garden planters for the children to nurture and making improvements […]

Landmark vote – 6 French schools in Provins to introduce school uniform

As we introduce our new school uniform, we thought you might be interested in the following BBC News article. French town votes to introduce school uniform.

Stop Press! Introducing our new school uniform

We are very excited to announce that for the first time at Le Hérisson, we are introducing a simple school uniform for the children to wear. As well as the safety and practical benefits, uniforms help children to feel a greater sense of belonging to a particular school and create an identity for that school […]

Harvest festival and things that go bump in the night!

The autumn term is well underway and we are pleased that all the children have made a fantastic start and are enjoying their school time. October is a busy month starting with our Harvest Festival celebrations. Details of how we are celebrating will be distributed via your child’s teacher. On the 12 October parents are […]

Embracing Multilingualism

As we look to start our new bilingual early years curriculum in September we would like to share an interesting article on the benefits of bilingual education. As the article says, “Bilingual education means different things to different people. Some want access to English and the equal opportunity it provides. Others want to sustain their […]

Bilingual Early Years education for 2-4 year olds

From September 2018 Le Hérisson School is excited to be the first school in the area to offer a new, extended Bilingual Early Years education for 2-4 years old. Children in this innovative additional class will be taught from the British Curriculum, the Early Years Foundation Stage, in both French and English. We are well […]

Welcome to a new school year and our new blog!

We hope you have all enjoyed a great summer holiday. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new children, parents and carers to Le Hérisson. We are looking forward to a busy term with some lovely activities planned to help support our children’s learning. Within our new school blog we will keep […]

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